Boise Idaho – The City of Trees

Beautiful Boise Idaho:

Boise Idaho is often referred to as the city of trees, it is easy to see why when looking at these photos of the valley. Boise serves as the capital city of Idaho and the county seat of Ada County. The city’s population was 205,671 as of the census taken in 2010, with an estimated population of 223,154 in 2016.

History:

Boise was incorporated in 1863 around the same time as the new Fort Boise was established by the US Army. The new location was chosen due to its proximity to a major road connecting the major communities Boise Basin, where Idaho City is today,  and the Silver City mining areas. The original Fort Boise had been established by Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1830’s, and was 40 miles down river near the confluence of the Boise River and the Snake River and close to where Parma Idaho is today.

Lewiston Idaho was the original capital of the Idaho Territory, but following the creation of the Montana Territory in 1866,  Boise was made the capital of the now much smaller Idaho Territory.

Arts & Culture:

Boise State University
Home to Boise State University, Boise is home to a rich home town college sports fan base. BSU is well known for its football field of blue turf. You are likely to see many people, vehicles, and businesses all dressed in BSU Broncos gear around town all year round.

Parks and Recreation:

The Boise Green Belt:
The Boise green belt is a popular place for active people to get out and exercise among lush green trees and listen to the sounds of the Boise river. The green belt stretches from one end of town to the other. along the Boise River. Outdoor activities are very popular with the green belt and Boise’s many wonderful parks. 

Boise also has amazing access to other outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Boise Idaho in the News:

Boise was ranked: (Among Others)
#2 Best Cities For Raising A Family (Forbes April 4, 2012)
#12 Best Places to Live (U.S. News)
#60 Best Places to Retire (U.S. News)

Boise is an amazing place to live work and play!

Photographs taken by: Prism Ventures – Patrick Martin

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